NJOY: The E-Cigarette That Aims To Snuff Out Smoking
Electronic cigarette retailer ECigaretteDirect.co.uk says hundreds of jobs could be lost if the EU is successful in imposing tighter regulation on products containing nicotine. The Swansea based firm which itself employs 14 people at its distribution centre and high street stores, has joined a growing Europe wide lobby against a Brussels proposal to class e-cigs as medicines in the same way as nicotine gums and patches which help smokers quit. E-cigarettes contain nicotine but vaporise waste products and manufacturers claim they are an alternative to standard tobacco cigarettes which produce damaging tar and smoke as well as help smokers cut down or quit. Its estimated around 1.3 million people use them in the UK with the market expected to reach 250m per year in 2014.
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As a result, the number of Americans who smoke has remained consistent. The efforts of many good people have failed. There needed to be a new approach, and this comes with technology and science: to provide a breakthrough to a seemingly unsolvable dilemma. MEB: So you view electronic cigarettes as having a role to play? AB: They have the potential to be a big part of the solution.
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RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation
News RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation Like Done July 18, 2013 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has vetoed legislation to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to children, saying the way it was written would have exempted e-cigarettes from laws governing tobacco products. In his veto message on Wednesday, Chafee said children should not be allowed to buy electronic cigarettes. But he said the legislation would have defined them as “vapor products,” so they would not be subject to the regulation, enforcement, licensing and taxation laws that govern tobacco.
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